Experiential Training Summer Program for Rising Sophomores (ETSP)


The Experiential Training Summer Program provides a rising sophomore with summer experiential training in NOAA mission-relevant research and training at a NCAS-M institution. Students are required to work with NCAS-M researchers on an approved NOAA mission relevant project during the summer. Researchers will submit and get approval for the proposed NOAA mission-relevant research project. Student travel and housing expenses will be covered. ETSP students will receive a $5,000 stipend ($4,500 during the summer and an additional $500 after proof of application to a NOAA scholarship program).

NCAS-M Experiential Training Summer Program (ETSP)

Who: 10 rising sophomores at five NCAS-M institutions

Student Stipend: $5,000 ($4,500 during summer and an additional $500 after proof of application to NOAA scholarship programs)

Program Length: 8-week NOAA mission-relevant research and training program (to include professional/career development and technical writing)

Date: June to July of each year

LocationFive NCAS-M Institutions with 2 students each:

  1. Fort Valley State University
  2. San Diego State University
  3. Tuskegee University
  4. Universidad Metropolitana
  5. one other NCAS-M institution

Requirements for ETSP: Student: Rising sophomore, 3.0 GPA, official transcript, US citizen, resume, one letter of recommendation (sponsoring institution can require more), and student must apply to Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and/or EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship in fall falling the internship. Faculty: Research proposal (NCAS-M Institution co-PI must submit and get approval for a NOAA-mission relevant research project that students will engage in over the summer)

ETSP Program Activities Overview:

The ETSP program is 8 weeks long. During weeks 1 to 6, student will engage in NOAA mission-relevant research and training at the NCAS-M institution. During weeks 7 and 8, student will engage in technical writing, presentation, and career/professional development skill development activities (e.g. mock interviews, presenting research) at Howard University. NCAS-M will pay for student travel to Howard University and housing while at Howard University.


Download the application: NCAS-M ETSP Application Form – FINAL fillable

Email completed application and inquiries to jmanswell-butty@howard.edu

For additional information, please contact: Jo-Anne Manswell Butty, Ph.D., Education Expert, NCAS-M; jmanswell-butty@howard.edu (202) 865-8537.